Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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I read this during this week and wanted to share with you all to highlight the importance of family life and to encourage you all in continuing to fight the good fight in raising our children in virtue, character and faith.

“One could say without exaggeration, that the family is the driving force of the world and of history. Our personality develops in the family, by growing up with our mum and dad, our brothers and sisters, by breathing in the warmth of the home.”  Pope Francis

It has been another eventful week at SMMC and I for one am looking forward to hitting the slopes at Falls Creek tomorrow with the Yr.9-12s. A reminder that they are required at school by 6am, with the bus departing at 6:15am. We will return by 6:30pm. The forecast is for sunshine so it should be a very enjoyable day.

Book Week

This week has been a great week to celebrate the gift of reading. Congratulations to the Van Der Horst and Ryan Families who won the book week competition. It was great to see so many students and teachers put in so much effort on Tuesday for the dress up parade. A huge thanks to the parents for your support! Today the Kinder and 1/2 class enjoyed an excursion to the Lavington Library to enjoy listening to a number of books that have been shortlisted as children’s Book of the Year. The students were also able to see the story book illustration exhibition.

SMMC Mary MacKillop Gala Dinner

Thank you to everyone who helped organise and set up our yearly Gala Dinner. All your hard work is much appreciated. A massive thank you for all the donations and to those who were able to buy something on the night to contribute towards our school building fund.

Chosen Retreat

The 2018 Chosen Retreat “Dare to Proclaim” for high schoolers and young adults is on September 7th– 9th at Harrietville. Bookings close 24th August. To Book online go


Head Lice

There has been a reported case of head lice within the school, so please be diligent in checking your children’s hair and treating if necessary to prevent them spreading. Thank you!

Curriculum Meetings

On Tuesday 28th August we will have Curriculum Meetings for students in Yr.8, 9 and 10 to look at subjects for 2019. Current Yr.8 and Yr.9 students (Yr.9/10 2019) will meet at 6:00pm and

current Yr.10 students (Yr.11 2019) will meet at 7:00pm. These meetings will take place in the Library. Interviews for Yr.12s will also take place at 8:00pm.

Kinder Enrolments

A reminder for parents looking to enrol their child in Kinder for 2019 to contact the school office and book in a tour and interview.

Yr 12 Exams

Congratulations to the year 12 Students who sat their trial exams throughout the week. We continue to pray for these students as they continue to study hard for the HSC.

HSC History Study Day

This Monday the 27th August, our HSC students are traveling to Charles Sturt University in Wagga with Mr Couture for an informative History Study Day.

Mackillop Cup – Wagga

On Wednesday 5th September, the whole school will be catching buses to Wagga to participate in the MacKillop Cup and other organised activities with Saint Mary MacKillop College Wagga. More details to follow on email next week.

Our Yr.5 students have enjoyed utilising their new learning space. The classroom has been named Saint Maximilian Kolbe. A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Tocher for their excellent painting skills and to Ashley Irwin for his work in getting the room ready for learning.


Our Annual fete is coming up again on the 27th of October. Raffle tickets were sent home with students on Tuesday and there will be a prize for the family who sells the most. Please ensure the sold raffle tickets and money is returned before collecting a new book to sell.

Jindera Tennis Club

The Jindera Tennis Club is endeavouring to recruit new players at all levels from Adult to juniors for the 2018/ 2019 season.

For more information please see attached flyer.

God Bless, Luke Burton (Principal)